The process of approval "Thailand Prepackaged Quantity"

The process of approvalThailand Prepackaged Quantity

Step

Detail

1. Application

1.  Applicants, who is either the owner of the company or his representative, submit the application with documentation at Section of Prepackaged Product, Central Bureau of Weights and Measure.

2.  Officer then shall check the following criteria for qualifications and notify the result to applicant within 30 days after receiving the application:

·      Personnel must completed training course on:

o  ISO/IEC 17020 : General Criteria for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection

o  Prepackaged product regulatory

·      Quality control / production process control (quantity)

·      Check the net quantity of the prepackaged product from the product available for sale or disposal according to regulations.

2. First Inspection (Audit 1)

1.  The officer shall check the following criteria at the place of manufacture or packaging:

o  Quality control on document management

o   Tools and equipment used in quality control

                                     i.            Production process

                                     ii.            Prepackaged goods for sale or distribution

o  Management of personnel in quality control (quantity)

o  Checking the net quantity of the prepackaged goods for sale or disposal.

2. The packer/operator shall conduct self-inspection for a period of 3 - 4 months and report the results to Section of Prepackaged Product, Central Bureau of Weights and Measure, once a month.

3. Second Inspection (Audit 2)

1.  The officer shall perform second inspection (the 2nd audit), with the process the same as the 1st audit.

2.  The officer shall then examine results base on the following condition:

o If the result comply to the rules, license will be granted

o If defects are found, the corrective action shall be taken in accordance with the prescribed guidelines, before scheduling for the officer to re-check.

o Repeated defects are not allowed.

4. Licensing

1. Licensing period is up to 3 years.

For renewal, the applicant shall submit the spplication within 90 days before expiry of the license.

2. The packer/operator must strictly monitor the quality of the packages as well as ensuring to:

o Check the net quantity of the package that is ready for sale or sale every month.

o Deliver samples to the Section of Prepackaged Product, Central Bureau of Weights and Measure, where the officer check once a year (after about 6 months, the Central Bureau of Weights and Measure will send the inspector to inspect at the place of production or package packing)

3. Revocation of Permit - when the inspector founds that the license holder fail to comply with the criteria.

5. Penalties

Any Packer who packs the Packaged Goods knowing that the quantity of the goods contained in the packaged is inconsistent with that indicated which is likely to cause damage to other persons or public shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not exceeding one year, or to a fine not exceeding forty thousand baht, or to both.

 

 

 

Thailand Prepackaged Quantity

 

 

1. Started in 2012

a. Studied regulation about pre-packed product system and rule of quantity of product system

b. Studied international standard ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment-Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection

2. Established inspection body of pre-packaged product according to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 in Section of Pre-packaged Product, Central Bureau Weights and Measures. (Initial accreditation on 16 July 2015 and now is in a process of renewal)

3.  Registered Thailand Prepackaged Quantity by the Department of Intellectual Property on February 11, 2016

4. Issued the regulations for operator applying for license, and Basic requirements for operators (owner of trademark/brand have employed another packer/packer) of Thailand to manufacture or packaged goods.

5. Organized public relations “Thailand prepackaged quantity” and launched with a voluntary Thai packer who applied for a license. Awareness campaigns also was conducted to educate consumers about the compliance of pre-packaged products with the regulations, and to recognize the marks used on labels to certify the standard of packaging from factory to consumer.

6. Held training course on pre-packaged products for entrepreneurs and regulations of the Thailand prepackaged quantity.

7. Applied for permission to use the mark on November 2015.

8. Provided the certification of Thailand prepackaged quantity to certify the quantity of pre-packaged to the operator applying for the license.

9. Summary of application for Thailand Prepackaged Quantity

   

year

2016

(item)

2017

(item)

2018

(item)

application

company

total

accept

reject

company

total

accept

reject

company

total

accept

reject

packer

3

30

17

13

8

83

72

11

12

272

272

0

                 

8*

114*

   

Owner’s trademark/brand

1 (16)

108

106

2

1 (11)

206

106

100

1 (10)

163

155

8

(retailers and wholesalers)

               

1 (23) *

152*

   

 



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